Yamaha ATS-1070 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Yamaha ATS-1070
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Yamaha ATS-1070 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Yamaha ATS-1070 was rated 6, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the ATS-1070 and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that ATS-1070 has 2.0 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 60 versus 110 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha ATS-1070. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. Both the ATS-1070 and the HT-CT800 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha ATS-1070 versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the ATS-1070, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the ATS-1070 at 6 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the ATS-1070 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the ATS-1070 or HT-CT800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The ATS-1070 was rated 4/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Sony HT-CT800

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • App control

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support

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Common

Product

Yamaha ATS-1070
Sony HT-CT800

Model

ATS-1070
HT-CT800

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

0
315

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.5
2.8/6.1
Yamaha ATS-1070
Sony HT-CT800
Yamaha ATS-1070
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 5.6
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

The Yamaha ATS-1070 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha ATS-1070 price